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Rob Whalen, Reynaldo Lopez Take Mound in Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Tilt

The Washington Nationals will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Atlanta Braves pay a visit to Nationals Park.

It's a pitching duel between Reynaldo Lopez for the Washington Nationals (0-1 on the year) and Rob Whalen for Atlanta Braves (1-0 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Nationals were listed as -175 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-3.8 result in favor of the Braves. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 67-47 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 44-72 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Washington Nationals) and the No. 19 (Atlanta Braves) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.69 runs per game, against a Atlanta Braves offense rated No. 30 and scoring 3.58 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.54 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (8.34 per nine innings).

Atlanta brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals's No. 2-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta rolled to a 8-5 win against Washington on Friday, as M Foltynewicz and the Braves' bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Atlanta is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Washington is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Washington, Sunday, August 14th